Raspberry Infused Beer

Robert and I attended a beer and cider making workshop yesterday at Teros in Hobart. We learned the principles of beer and cider making so today, armed with such knowledge, we made a raspberry infused beer. It remains to be seen how well it turns out, we kind of ad-libbed here and there, but hopefully all will be good.  We will find out in about four weeks, by which time it should be ready to drink.

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After the juice was strained off from the raspberries, it seemed a good idea to turn the remaining fruit pulp into jam, which worked a treat, maybe just a few more pips in each jar than usual. As you can see, no-one could ever accuse me of being a tidy cook.

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A day of gardening besides, so much to do, so little time. However, sitting on the verandah at the end of the day with the aroma of a dinner of roast lemon and rosemary chicken in the oven, drinking a glass of red (for me), and homemade beer for Robert, it was well worth it.

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We are so lucky here, with bore water to keep the garden green and growing so well. It’s like a little oasis. New chickens in the hen-house completes the picture. And yet ….. I have this empty arms feeling. I most definitely need some more animals to share this idyllic bit of earth. Robert has mentioned mini-goats. Anyone know the contact details of anyone in the Derwent Valley who has mini goats to spare?

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